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Future big data analysts will know everything you did today

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize in literature

Canadian short story writer, 82, was honored for her body of work.<p>Alice Munro, the Canadian short story writer, has won the Nobel Prize in literature.<p>She's arguably the most popular writer to win the prestigious award — worth $1.2 million and given for a body of work, not a specific title — since …

10 cures for the chronic overpacker

Can't seem to travel without an overstuffed bag? We're here to help. If you're a chronic overpacker, these 10 tips will cure you of your bad packing habits forever.<p><b>Start with a carry-on</b><p>Unless you're traveling with kids, we argue that you don't need to bring more than you can fit in a carry-on. …

Rob Ford Screams 'Subways!' Instead of Talking About Drugs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the last week we've learned police have been investigating Toronto mayor Rob Ford since March …

Amid Big Salmonella Outbreak, USDA Says It's On The Job

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a health alert warning that an estimated 278 illnesses caused by <i>Salmonella Heidelberg</i> are associated with raw chicken produced by Foster Farms at three facilities in California.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses have been …

Lance Armstrong Says He Was Very Confident He Would Never Get Caught For Doping In New Documentary

Several weeks before Lance Armstrong came clean and admitted to doping on Oprah, he called up Alex Gibney — the filmmaker who had been documenting the cyclist since 2009.<p>Armstrong lied to Gibney's face throughout filming, and for that, Gibney requested a few more interviews to set the record …